This news is a day or two old, but I didn't have the stomach to talk about rumors this morning. I am actually pretty encouraged by the news coming from Sullinger's agent (though admittedly it is usually going to have a positive spin coming from his agent, but still...).
Apparently the Celtics went into this whole situation with eyes wide open. That makes sense, after all. He slipped in the draft for good reason and the Celtics were going high risk, high reward at that spot in the draft. Especially when they had an additional pick immediately after.
"The Celtics knew when they drafted him there was a certain level of risk that required surgery, as did several other teams," said Falk. "Some teams treated it like he was going to have a heart attack or something. [The Celtics’] Brian McKeon is one of the most confident team doctors I’ve ever dealt with. There were no secrets, nobody was trying to hide any facts. There was a possibility that he could require surgery, but the recovery time is less than an ACL."
So it sounds like Sullinger will be available by around training camp next year. In fact, according to one doctor, he might be much better off now.
Celtics knew Sullinger could need surgery on draft night
Celtics Blog | Feb 5